Salix alba vitellina ‘Britzensis’ Salix

Salix

Syn : Salix alba 'Chermesina' (Scarlet Willow)

Description: A vigorous medium-sized deciduous tree of compact habit with scarlet-orange winter stems. Small, yellow catkins appear in the spring alongside new mid-green, narrow foliage.

History: Raised from seed at Britz in Germany.

Salix Growing Tips: Suitable for damp places especially. Position to highlight winter sun on stems. Hard pruning in early spring is recommended of those grown for their winter stem colour.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 6m x 4m

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Attractive bark
  • Can be hard pruned
  • Wet tolerant

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